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Senior 1 Termly Focus


Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2020

Posted: Sep 22, 2020 by: charlottedowson on: Senior 1 Termly Focus

This is an exciting year for Senior 1 with lots of changes to staff and children. Some children have moved up into Senior 2 and we have new arrivals in both children and staff. Staffing now consists of me (Tom) as the class teacher and our dedicated LSAs – Sean, Mercedes, Carol, Celia, Tylem and Nigel (Mondays). We are also lucky to have additional support for a pupil through Charley and we have Andy (a trainee teacher) working mainly in Senior 1. We have enjoyed a great start to the new school after a very long summer. It is great to be back in school!

The autumn term topic is ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ with our class focus being birds. This will initially focus our attention on different types of birds, life cycles and habitats. We will be sculpting, investigating, drawing, painting and writing around this topic. In English lessons, we are aiming to improve reading fluency and spelling accuracy through focused phonics lessons and continued regular reading. We will also continue to work on handwriting and pencil control to improve writing fluency. Maths will be mainly focusing on place value and addition and subtraction. This will lead onto the use of money in practical situations.

On top of this there will be ‘life skills’ lessons involving shopping, baking, food technology and regular work on how to stay safe and how our bodies change during puberty. P.E. lessons will be on Tuesday afternoons and we will be swimming at Driffield Leisure Centre every other week on a Tuesday morning. There will also be competitive sporting events held within our school. Hopefully, there will also be a trip to Bridlington Animal Park to see some birds of prey as well as a variety of other animals.

The staff of Senior 1 looks forward to creating a safe, nurturing and engaging environment for the children to work in. If you have any questions or worries now or at any point in the school year, please do not hesitate to contact me.



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Welcome to Senior 1.  Our team consists of Tom Cooper (Teacher), Sean (L4 Learning Support Assistant), Mercedes, Celia, Carole and Tylem (L2 LSAs).  All members of the team work hard to offer a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children to thrive and grow.